South Atlantic Challenge

Leg 2 of the Clipper Round the World race will start tomorrow and takes the teams from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cape Town, South Africa. They will sail approximately 3,400 nm across the South Atlantic in about 16 days.

Upon leaving Rio, the boats will likely head south before turning east with the exact route determined by decisions like whether or not to go for the scoring gate as well as the position of the South Atlantic High Pressure system. Last years winning boat went quite far south trading distance for more wind. It’ll be interesting to see how this one plays out this year. Good luck to all the teams.